Children's Mercy KC

Masters Social Worker

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
1 week ago(9/14/2023 11:10 AM)
Posting Category
Allied Health
Day shift
Work Type
Full Time
Work Days
Work Hours
8:30 - 5:00
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Terry Worthington-Brown
Recruiter : Email

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


Community Programs MSWs (Family Support Specialists) provide home-based family support to pregnant and postpartum women and their families enrolled in the TIES Program (Team for Infants Exposed to Substance use). Specialists partner with families to develop individualized, trauma-informed, culturally appropriate services to promote child development, social and emotional well-being and healthier family functioning. Services will include in-home support for substance use treatment, child development education and parenting support, connection to health and behavioral health services, crisis intervention and supportive counseling, and coordination of services with multiple community agencies. Family Support Specialists work jointly with Patient Resource Specialists to provide comprehensive support to families.


At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


  • Conduct thorough and ongoing psychosocial assessments with each assigned family
  • Conduct regular home visits to engage, collaborate, educate and advocate in order to enhance child security and parental capacity
  • Provide crisis intervention and supportive counseling as indicated
  • Utilize a family centered approach to engage families in setting goals, and developing options to solve problems/barriers in addressing identified complex issues
  • Provide care coordination to connect families to appropriate community services based on identified and agreed upon goals/needs


  • Masters Social Work and 1-2 years of experience 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • LMSW Licensed Master's Social Worker MO license required upon hire (obtain KS license within 90 days).


Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $26.91/hr, but your salaried offer will be determined based on your education and experience.


Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children’s Mercy locations and may not work from home.


EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.



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